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ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
care at his johannesburg home. >>> now, to the fiscal cliff, still looming large as president obama returns to the white house this morning. the president cut short his christmas vacation in hawaii to get back to washington. congress will also be in session today, amid fading hope that a deal could be reached by the new year. no agreement would mean deep spending cuts and historic tax hikes for virtually every american. >>> officials in newtown have a message for people who want to send gifts to the grief-stricken town. please don't. they say gifts, from school supplies to artwork, have arrived in such numbers, they overwhelmed the small community's ability to process them. a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to $3.5 million. >>> meanwhile, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to attend firearms training today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts across utah. they have volunteered for the concealed weapons training. it's offered every year. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers attended the training. they're expecting an overflow crowd because of this
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am EST
christmas break. no movement moving forward on the fiscal cliff talks. the focus will shift to the senate. they have to try to craft something together that will pass the house and the senate. the burden is now on them to try to strike some sort of a deal. that's because on friday before congress left for christmas, the house was unable to get any sort of a deal passed through. >> and, reena, give us a play-by-play. what can we expect this week? where will the white house be focusing their efforts? >> reporter: right. as i mentioned, capitol hill, now, taking the emphasis over at the senate side. the other concern that the white house does have is to make sure they come to their different party lines. the democrats want to see, obviously, the middle class not faced with any sort of tax hike. which there are $500 billion of tax hikes expected on january 1st. republicans are saying that spending cuts. they want to see more of that. and democrats do not want to go off of their focus on where they are right now, to get to that point. that's really a big divide that both the white house and capitol hill is facing right now. >> let's look at everyone left for christma
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am EST
over the fiscal cliff, but a senate deal reached overnight may keep tax increases and spending cuts from going into effect. the house votes on this deal later today. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remains in a new york hospital this morning where she's being treated for a blood clot that was located near her brain. doctors say she's expected to make a full recovery. >> dozens of same-sex couples are tying the knot in maryland as gay marriage becomes legal in the state. a majority of voters approved of same-sex marriage in november. >>> heavy rain, thunderstorms along the gulf coast into the carolinas. very cold in the midwest and a chilly start to the rose parade out there in pasadena. >>> and finally this half hour call it rent a bunch of friends. you can have them at your beck and call laughing, making a scene, all that good stuff. >> all of that for a price, of course. abc's nick watt tried out the lifestyle. >> reporter: that's what i thought l.a. was all about. it's why i moved here. but this is my reality. i wanted to share "entourage." >> must be pretty emasculating. >> reporter: i got this. but help is at
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be very honest, mr. president. i don't know, time-wise, how it can happen now. >> reporter: senate majority leader, harry reid, lashed out at house speaker, john boehner, accusing him of running a dictatorship. >> john boehner seems to care more about his leadership than keeping the country on a secure footing. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. that wouldn't be fair to the american people. >> reporter: president obama flew home early from his hawaii vacation yesterday. speaker boehner called the house back into town for an unusual sunday session. but members of congress understand the 11th-hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am PST
the fiscal cliff deadline had gone by. >> i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> reporter: since lawmakers missed the midnight deadline nearly every american wakes up with higher taxes but congress can undo those tax hikes if the house passes the senate's bill. vice president biden, who was instrumental in brokering the deal, told reporters he's hopeful it can get through the house but you never know. >> you shouldn't predict how the senate will vote before they vote and number two, you surely shouldn't predict how the house is going to vote. >> reporter: it would extend tax cuts for all workers earning under $400,000 and raise taxes on people above that level and prevent a big tax hike in an estate valued at less than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for 2 million people. the house will take it up later this morning, the hope is that chamber can pass it before the economy is rocked by the tax hikes. >> happy new year. i feel very, very good. >> reporter: president obama called the senate vote the right thing to do for the country and he encouraged
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